Valorant, I Think It’s a Mix of Valor and Accelerant

Riot is diversifying into games besides LoL with a new 5v5, free-to-play shooter called Valorant. The name is terrible, it has 25 round matches and is kinda generic looking, but it’s 100% possible that it can compete with CS:GO, it’s intended competition.

Other Gaming News

  •  The Coronavirus Continues to Wreak Havoc in Gaming 
  • Dead or Alive 6 Might Have the Worst Money Making Mechanic Ever 
  • FF7 Now Has a Playable Demo 
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds has a F2P Weekend Coming Up 
  • Thank God They Are Fixing One of the Most Annoying Things About Diablo 3 Couch Co-op 
  • GameStop is Dying, Maybe Game Phoenix Can Resurrect Game Trading? 

What We’re Playing

Colby: Eternal Sonata, Dead Cells
Cliff: Journey to a Savage Planet, Life is Strange 2, Arc, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Dylan: Blood Roots

Questions

Vinny: Name three games that are a perfect 10 to you, preferably ones that aren’t widely rated as 10’s. (*cough* *cough* Red Dead 2)

JoeColeslaw: Follow-up from last week’s question…How have you been? What have you been up to? Ya know, personal experience and to better know you.

JoeColeslaw: What are two games that you played that were out of your comfort zone, one that you loved and one that you hated.

Turndwn4wut: You’re allowed to take one item from any video game. What do you choose and why?

Megan: Since yesterday was Super Tuesday, which video game characters would be your first and last pick for president, and come up with their campaign slogans

Grreat Britton: What things would you keep track of if you had a real-life HUD?

Cheap/Free Games

Epic Games Store

GoNNER

GoNNER is a tough as hell score-based procedurally-generated platformer with roguelike elements. GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death, and a space whale named Sally.

Offworld Trading Company

Mars has been colonized, and Earth’s corporate titans fight to dominate this new market. Competition is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV Lead Designer, Soren Johnson.

Game Pass Console 

  • NBA 2K20 (March 5)
  • Train Sim World 2020 (March 5)
  • Ori & the Will of the Wisps (March 11)
  • Pikuniku (March 11)

Game Pass PC

  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (March 3)
  • Train Sim World 2020
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
  • Mother Russia Bleeds
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (March 11)
  • Pikuniku

PS Now

  • Control (available until Monday, August 31)
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
  • Nascar Heat 3
  • Nights of Azure
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (available until August 31)
  • Toukiden 2
  • Toukiden Kiwami
  • Warriors All-Stars
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Every week the Byte Me Podcast dips into the games you should be playing! Featuring news and reviews for PC, console and mobile games, along with fun discussions about games from the classics to new releases. Perfect for casual gamers or for casual gamers that want to be a little more hardcore, join Byte Me and find your next favorite game!

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